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Dear Fellow Daedalians,
The plans for final internment have been made for Bob “Mouse” Shaw. If anyone plans on attending his burial at Arlington cemetery on July 19th at 9 am, Please contact his wife Sue. She has reserved a block of rooms if you need accommodations. Also, his obituary has been published and is attached below:
FORT MILL, SC – Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert Linford “Bob” Shaw, age 69, of Fort Mill, SC, and formerly of Beavercreek, Ohio, died at his home on March 15, 2017.
Born in Durham, NC, and raised in Danville, VA and Spartanburg, SC, and a 1965 graduate of Spartanburg High School, Lt. Col. Shaw was the husband of Susan Sittner Shaw, and the son of Frances F. McDowell and the late Linford L. Shaw. Mr. Shaw received a BS degree from Purdue University, and a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Lt. Col. Shaw served honorably in the US Navy, US Navy Reserves, and the US Air Force Reserves as a fighter pilot, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force Reserves, after twenty-three years of service. An accomplished pilot, Bob was also an author and Military Channel commentator on fighter combat, as well as a patent holder. Bob’s seminal book on fighter combat, Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering, Naval Institute Press, is published in multiple languages and is used as a textbook by the air forces of numerous countries around the world. He was formerly President and CEO of FCI Associates, Inc., and was an avid researcher of military flight.
Lt. Col. Shaw is survived by his wife, Susan Sittner Shaw, of Fort Mill, SC; his daughter, Robin Shaw Wilcox and her husband Ken, and his granddaughter, Audrey A. Wilcox of Seattle, WA; his daughter, Rachel Frances Shaw, of Philadelphia, PA; his mother, Frances F. McDowell, and his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Janet Shaw, of Spartanburg, SC.
Internment services with full military honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 9:00 am. The family requests that memorials be made to Flight 9, Order of Daedalians, Box 33564, Bldg. 16, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH.
Please keep his wife Sue and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Flight 9 Captain